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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

RV Vaikundam Kerala HouseBoat

Cochin & Kerala Backwaters Cruise

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,220 pp incl. flights

Kerala’s dreamy Backwaters provide the idyllic setting for this cruise holiday, which sees you sail across mirrored lagoons and through palm-fringed canals to explore artisan villages and ancient temples in truly laid-back style.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 July 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Huangshan

Eastern China by Rail

14-day rail journey from £2,540 pp incl. flights

Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class on hi-speed trains among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.

Train, Shanghai

Best of China by Rail

15-day tailor-made rail journey from £3,265 pp incl. flights

Travel first class on China's hi-speed trains and let private transfers and tours showcase China’s highlights and lesser-known gems, from secret temples and gardens to megacity Shanghai, Beijing’s Great-Wall icons and Xian’s Terracotta Army.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 July 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Singapore

Singapore in Style

7-day city and beach break from £1,920 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night offer – Save up to £310 pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

Red Fort

Golden Triangle and Asian Discovery on Crystal Symphony

24-day private tour & cruise from £6,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made tour and cruise offer

After a private multi-day tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, set off on an all-inclusive luxury cruise across Asia, linking India and Sri Lanka with Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Singapore To Hong Kong on Silver Spirit

17-day cruise from £4,950 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights, hotels & 25% singles
Book by: 31 July 2019

Never has a country been so marked by its past, present and future than Vietnam. Yet, this melting-pot country is a joy to all who want to unravel the many layers of history and myth. Your story begins in Singapore's cutting edge before you head to Thailand's white-sand beaches.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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